Hi, I am a beginner at using PD. I am wanting to add multiple external sound files (wav) to PD and with the click of one button I want all of these files to play at the same time. How do I do this?
How to Get Two or more External Files from PC to Play simultaneosly on PD
@JollyM Assuming you are using [readsf~] the first few seconds will be loaded to ram as you send the [open xxxxx.wav( message so that they are all ready to play.
Then you need to send the [start( message to all at the same time.
Connect an object box [receive start_all] outlet to the inlet of every [readsf~].
Put a message [start( somewhere, and connect it to an object box [send start_all]
"start all" can be any name you wish (no spaces in the name though).
When you click the [start( message it will be sent to all the [receive start_all] objects at the same time.
The computer OS will take care of loading audio without disk access problems.
You can do a similar thing to open all the audio files at the same time as well...... sending a bang through a [send] [receive] pair (with a different name!) to all of the [open xxxx.wav( messages.
Thank you do much David. I have managed to get it to work by using your explanation!